Everyone is talking about Kristen Stewart cheating on Robert Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. As the world tries to figure out why she would cheat on the adorable heart-throb, I’ve compiled a list of the 5 best songs about infidelity. Maybe the answer to her lapse in judgment lies in song. At the very least, she can learn a lesson from this list.
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
Sure the culprits in this classic bar anthem end up with each other in the end, but it doesn’t change the fact that both of them attempted to cheat with strangers in the personal ads. At least they were able to laugh about it while expressing that communication is key. How do you not know your significant other likes pina coladas?
Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
A classic and a dream for everyone who has ever been cheated on. Who doesn’t love the idea of letting all the hurt and anger out on their cheating lover’s prized possessions? I know, I know, forgiveness is the best way. When we don’t forgive, we are hurting ourselves more in the long haul. But man, the instant gratification of taking a baseball bat to a cheater’s car has got to be some kind of power trip. Not that I’ve done it, nor would I recommend it.
It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy
DENY! DENY! DENY! Comedienne Kathy Griffin tweeted “Oh Kristin Stew, have u learned nothing from men in Hwood ??:) Lie & make the GUY feel crazy! #schwarzenegger” offering the same advice as Shaggy in this song. “She even caught me on camera! (wasn’t me)” Although, in this case, I doubt that the “it wasn’t me” defense would have worked.
You Know I’m No Good by Amy Winehouse
Despite her flaws in life, I miss Amy Winehouse. This song is an admission for the cheaters. A chance for them to admit that they are no good. However, when Amy says “Then you notice little carpet burn, My stomach drops and my guts churn, You shrug and it’s the worst, Who truly stuck the knife in first”, it sounds like the combination of her tendency to stray with her significant other’s lack of caring, propels her into the arms of another. The moral of the story? If you don’t care anymore, don’t lead them on and don’t lie to yourself.
Just Friends by Gavin Degraw
This seems to be the route that Robert Pattinson wants to go. He wants to forgive her for what she’s done. And we all know that he’s “had other options, too.” (He’s been in Twilight and Harry Potter. He could literally have his pick of women based on his resume alone.) It also seems like Kristen acted as though she and her director were “just friends” but “now we know better.”